This Policy sets out the relevant information required to issue a subpoena upon the Department, the Minister or the Secretary. If you require any further information, please contact 1300 305 695.
Subpoenas for production of documents or other items should be addressed to:
The Secretary and/or the relevant Minister (however the Department accepts subpoenas addressed to the Department or the "Proper Officer").
Subpoenas to give evidence in court to be served on a Departmental officer in his or her capacity as an officer of the Department should be addressed to that officer.
Due to current working conditions, service on the Department is only accepted electronically.
Please send any subpoena or originating process to:
Conduct money will be accepted by electronic transfer. Electronic transfer details will be provided upon request.
Every subpoena should allow at least five clear working days notice from the date of service for compliance.
A4 (black and white)
20 - 100 pages
|A3 (black and white)
70c per page
||$3.00 per page|
||$6.00 per page|
|CD (copying and/or scanning)
||$15.00 per CD|
A written undertaking may be required to pay copying expenses.
The ordinary salary of any staff member attending court and any additional expenses including travel and accommodation, associated with his/her attendance may be required to be paid.
Page last updated: 26/03/2020